One of the most commonly asked questions I get is why did I decide to become a massage therapist?
I was always a very sensitive child growing up from a very young age I became aware extremely quickly of other peoples emotions and intuitively could sense when they were upset or needed comfort. At first I would consider this hyper sensitivity as a curse as I would be affected so easily by other peoples words and actions but as I got older I saw it as a blessing as I began to naturally tune into people and could intuitively sense when they needed a hug or a back rub to make them feel better.
It was then that I realized what if I could take this sensitivity and intuition and use it to help people,to somehow make a difference to help ease their pain and improve their lives in some way. I was 16 years old when I made the decision to let my heart and hands guide me and now at almost 47 years old with over 30 years of experience I can honestly say with every day that passes my passion for my work only gets stronger.
Massage is not simply going through the motions, it's connecting with that person on a deep level and taking the time to understand what they need then tuning into their energy to do all you can to help them,its a real labor of love for me and over the years it has made me realize you can never underestimate the power of touch. It is something as human beings we all need from the time of our birth to our senior years and it has the power to change peoples lives for the better.
It is one of the most ancient forms of healing and the benefits are immeasurable,it can soothe a troubled mind,relieve physical pain and even help mind a broken heart it is also incredibly rewarding to know you have somehow made a difference in improving someones health and well being and for me there is nothing more important than that.
From the time we are born the relationships we begin to form become an integral and essential part of our existence, beginning with our mother who brings us into the world as the circle of life constantly evolves ensuring our survival. As we grow from children to adults we become less dependent on our caregivers and learn to establish relationships within ourselves which will be heavily influenced by experiences from our own childhood. For those fortunate enough to have had a secure and affectionate upbringing it will be much easier to form a healthy and loving relationship with ourselves and others,but for those less fortunate it is essential for our own personal growth and development that we learn to form a positive self image as if we do not love and respect our own hearts and bodies we cannot expect that other people will do so.
If we do not have sufficient grounding in our own bodies and minds we can feel out of control and actively look to outside influences so we can re gai…
Hawaiian massage is more commonly known as lomi lomi and originates from Hawaii where traditionally a family member practiced it at home to restore health and well being following injury or illness. Kahuna body work is incorporated and uses powerful techniques to relieve emotional and spiritual blocks and was practiced by the priests previously to encourage healing and transformation on all levels This style of massage combines soothing contact with activation of the chakra points in the body to give an overrall sense of nurturing and wellbeing with a deeper connection. Each side of the body is worked as a whole with long,continuous strokes down the entire length creating a build up of energy with focussed intention for healing to occur. Great care is given to ensure maximum touch, flowing movements ,a deep Aloha connection and an extended awareness at all times. The combination of these factors create an incredible treatment, encouraging a deeper sense of relaxation which helps the mi…
WHAT IS A SHAMAN? Shaman is an Evenki word from Siberia meaning one who “sees” or
“penetrates to the source.” SHAMANS ARE LOCAL LEADERS WHO PERCEIVE
THE FUNDAMENTAL NATURE OF THE UNIVERSE AND SEE THE BIG PICTURE. Around the world shamans are called by many local names, among them
sorcerer, healer or curandero/a, walker between the worlds, medicine man/woman,
priest, transformer, psychopomp and so on. Shamans may inherit the role from
their ancestors, come into it by surviving an accident or disease, display
talent for it as a child, or merely seek training on their own. Both males and females function as shamans for their communities
although women often raise their children first. Generally, to become a shaman
requires a many years of rigorous apprenticeship with many tests and
initiations along the way. Not everyone who begins their training succeeds at becoming a shaman.
Some even may die in the process. Shamans are
typically high functioning people-highly respected by their communities …